Blast rocks Iraqi capital

Two Christian women are also killed in an attack in Mosul.

    A police vehicle damaged in the attack in a Shia area of Baghdad [Reuters]

    Seven people, including three policemen, were injured in that attack.

    The attacks follow two days of blasts in Baghdad that have killed more than 30 people and wounded at least 70 others.

    Mosul deaths

    Meanwhile, in the northern city of Mosul, two Christian sisters have been killed after armed men broke into their home, police said.

    The women's mother was hurt in the attack and two policemen were later wounded when a bomb left by the intruders went off as they entered the house.

    More than 2,000 Christian families fled Mosul in October after a series of killings in the city.

    However, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said on Tuesday that some were starting to return, with around one-third of the families in one neighbourhood having come back.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Curate an art exhibition and survive Thailand's censorship crackdown in this interactive game.